10 Reasons To Live in Adel

There are so many reasons to live in Adel, here are our top 10 reasons to love the peaceful leafy Leeds suburb.

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1. The Rural Feel

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Although Adel is located a convenient 5 miles outside of Leeds city centre, Adel is often admired for its rural countryside feel. With vast open spaces to enjoy it’s hard to believe you are just a stone’s throw away from the busy city centre.

2. Easy Commute to the City

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Due to its convenient location, commuting to Leeds is an easy task, with the A660 getting you to the city centre is a short amount of time. In terms of public transport, bus is the best mode, with regular bus routes connecting to Leeds and neighbouring suburbs form Adel. Although Adel doesn’t have its own train station, Headingley and Horsforth train stations are an equal 1 mile away, offering access to Leeds, Harrogate and York.

3. Local Schools

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Adel has a range of primary schools in the area alongside nursery’s and preschools. The surrounding areas of Adel including Meanwood, Cookridge, Horsforth and Headingley also have a number of good schools, all easily accessible from Adel. Although there is no secondary school in Adel itself, again the surrounding areas offer a numbers of options, making Adel a hot spot for families.

4. Outdoor Space

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One of Adels most appealing features is the vast amount of outdoor space and greenery there is in the area. With Golden Acre Park on its doorstep and the popular Adel Dam there is always opportunity for walks, a kick around or a picnic in the outdoors.

5. Independent Business

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With a rural feel it comes as no surprise Adel is a hub for local independent businesses, from hairdressers to butchers, restaurants and bars, there is something to suit all needs, whilst shopping local gives a real sense of community to the area.

6. Range of Properties

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Adel appeals to whole range of residents and as a result there are a number of property types available in the area. Whether you’re looking for a large detached home for a growing family or a smaller apartment to reside in the peaceful area, Adel has a property to suit you.

8. The Local History

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Adel is steeped in local history, the Church of St.John the Bapist has been dubbed as one of the best and most complete Norman churches in Yorkshire. Built between 1150-1170 in a Romanesque style, it is thought that little has been changed since.

9. The Sporting Facilities

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The opportunities to get active in Adel are second to none, whilst Holt Park active is just up the road, in the heart of Adel, Adel Sports and Social Club offer a variety of Courts, Greens and pitches to take part in a variety of sports and find a new hobby.

10. Amenities

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As mentioned Adel has an array of independent businesses in the area, however there are also a few larger chain stores including a coop and post office. Just up the road in Holt Park there is a large Asda and other facilities for all your grocery needs.

There are many reasons we think Adel is a fantastic place to live, if you would like to see what is currently on the market in Adel see here, or contact our Manning Stainton Adel Branch. Or if you still want more of an insight to life in Adel watch our Area guide video here.



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